Please be aware that companies doing business as ANNUAL BUSINESS SERVICES, COMPLIANCE SERVICES, or CORPORATE RECORDS SERVICE (not to be confused with the Washington corporation, Compliance Services, Inc.) are mailing unsolicited notices to business entities in Washington State requesting that “Annual Minutes” and a fee of $125.00 be sent to them for filing.  You can see an example here.

These notices are NOT from the Washington Secretary of State, Corporations and Charities Division. “Annual Minutes” are NOT required to be filed with the Washington Secretary of State. They are to be kept by the business entity itself. Do not confuse these notices with the annual report notices sent by the Washington Secretary of State, or the Business Licensing Services at Department of Revenue reminding each business to file its 2014 annual report.

If you have questions about these notices please contact the Corporations and Charities Division at or call 360-725-0377.  Ahlers & Cressman’s attorney Lawrence Glosser is also available to discuss any concerns relating to this matter.

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